To become a bartender is not a simple task. It is a classy job and should not be considered inferior among all other jobs out there. It is classy because it requires skills, knowledge and passion to become one of the best bartenders in the world or even in your area alone. Most of all, bartending is a truly rewarding job not only emotionally, psychologically and socially, but also financially. Why?
Well, most people think that bartenders do not really earn much and if there are bartenders who earn a bit, it is only the classy ones. However, whatever type of bartender you are, you are not limited to only the wage you earn from the owner of the bar you work for. Bartenders also earn a lot because of the tips they get from customers which could reach up to a large amount more than your wages/salary.
Still, the amount of tips bartenders get depends on the kind of bartender you are too. This means that if you are a good bartender and you are good at your job; your tips can increase greatly. But then if you are a lousy bartender, do not expect to get massive tips or any tips at all. So, if you are a bartender, you might find the following secrets to increase your tips helpful for your career.
1. Be Quick
Bartenders should be fast in delivering the orders of the customers. The main goal of bartenders should be too never let their customers lose their patience or else it could create a bad impression. Train yourself to be quick.
2. Be Accurate
Being quick is not enough and is even useless if you always fail to give customers their exact orders. Being fast should be matched with being accurate and organized in giving the orders to customers.
3. Be Knowledgeable
You should know what you are doing. Never enter a bartending job if you don’t know what you are supposed to do and if you are not willing to educate yourself about the drinks you will be offering.
4. Be Confident
Do not let yourself be intimidated by the numerous customers watching you. After all, if you really know what you are doing, then there is no reason not to be confident about it.
5. Have Excellent Customer Service
This is the most important thing of all. Do not simply act as a bartender, but act as a friend and a companion to your customers. Most of the time, bartenders with greater tips are those who establish a bond with the customers. These bartenders also contribute to the reason why customers come back to the bar. Therefore, it is greatly important for a bartender to know how to deal with customers not only for the image of the bar you are working for but also to increase your personal tips.